Book of Saints – Maurus – 20 January


(Saint) Bishop (January 20) (10th century) A Roman, the nephew of Pope John IX, who ordained him to the priesthood. Subsequently he became Bishop of Cesena (Central Italy), where he combined his active duties as Pastor of souls with intervals of retreat and contemplation, passed in a neighbouring hermit’s cell. In this cell he died, and his tomb there became a place of pilgrimage and later the site of a Benedictine Abbey. Saint Peter Damian records many miracles due to the intercession of Saint Maurus, and attested by eye-witnesses.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Maurus”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 8 December 2014. Web. 21 January 2019. <>